Asa Kurland

Having studied the guitar, both as a student of jazz and rock for over a decade, Asa Kurland, is a first-rate teacher and performer. He leads the 7-piece band, Slow Lights, that has toured across the country multiple times. Asa teaches in many different areas of music and is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger.

Asa has studied at length in the traditional academic setting as well as independently with Carl Filipiak(who has had #1 albums in jazz) and also Rock/Funk guitar with Jeremy Shone, founder and lead guitarist of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.

Anthony Cherego

Anthony Cherego is a saxophonist who also doubles on clarinet and flute. He graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a jazz focus. During his career at West Chester, he performed with some of the universities top ensembles including the Criterions Jazz ensemble and Wind Ensemble where he played lead soprano/alto/tenor sax, flute and clarinet. Anthony has also played with world renowned professional musicians such as John Swana, Ralph Bowen, Delfeayo Marsalis, Charlie Sepulveda, Randy Brecker, Adam Larson and many more. Currently Anthony is the leader, composer/arranger and saxophonist of “Habanero”, a Latin jazz/salsa band based out of West Chester, PA. Anthony also plays saxophone and clarinet with “Big Boy Brass”, a New Orleans style brass band based out of Lancaster, PA for whom Anthony has also composed and arranged.

Ronald Lipscomb

Ronald Lipscomb began his education in the Philadelphia Public Schools and Settlement Music School. He then went on to attend Manhattan School of Music in New York City for four years and began to work in the music industry recording, playing shows, and appearing with performers. Ronald also attended Marlboro School of Music and participated in masterclasses given by world-renowned cellist Pablo Casals. He played with the New York Philharmonic in the summer continued on to play with Concerto Soloists upon returning to Philadelphia. Ronald has taught cello and chamber music in area universities.

Nathaniel Stottlemyer

Nathaniel Stottlemyer holds both a Bachelor and Master degree in Ethnomusicology, Percussion Performance, Studio Production, and Professional Certificate from Liberty University, The Catholic University of America and Berklee College of Music. He is also in the process of obtaining a Doctoral degree in Music Education from Boston University. Nathaniel has a broad experience in performace and technology-based pedagogy and is a music educator, composer, and producer.

Mr. Stottlemyer has served as an Adjunct Instructor of music at Anne Arundel Community College, percussion ensemble director and technology-based music teacher at Annapolos High School, and director of ensembles at Brooklyn Park Middle School.

An accomplished percussionist, Nathaniel has concertized with a number of critically acclaimed artists and ensembles including Jenny Oaks Baker, Alex Sharpe(of Celtic Women), Rachid Halihal, Hicham Chami, the Luis Gara Ensemble, Fuad Foty, N. Scott Robinson, the Annapolos Chamber Orchestra, and the McLean Orchestra. Mr. Stottlemyer’s interests include technology-based music learning, world music, and culturally responsive learning.

David Queppet

At four years of age, David Queppet got into his uncle’s collection of 45 single records. He heard Mickey Baker, Les Paul, and the Every Brothers, and that got him hooked on music. He immediately wanted to get a guitar and learn any type of genre he had heard. Following his love for guitar, David tried other instruments such as banjo, bass, mandolin, harmonica and ukulele. He started teaching in his own way and enjoys cultivating a love for music in his students just like he did when he was young.

Erin Kearney

Erin Kearney is a graduate of Mansfield University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music. She has taken lessons from a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic for three years, as well as been part of Maywood University’s String Project where she learned fiddling techniques. During her time at Mansfield, Erin has been apart of the American String Teacher’s Association(ASTA). With ASTA, she had the opportunity to play for a few moments with Mark Wood, formally of Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Before going to college, Erin was part of Scranton High School’s Advanced Strings for three years, in one of those years she performed in Disney World. Erin enjoys bright colors, happy music and always having a good time!

Nicholas Dean

Nicholas Dean is a native Philadelphia musician who has been playing guitar for 15 years, piano for 20 years, and electric bass for 5 years. He has previously studied under guitar virtuoso Jim Dragini and is now studying composition and orchestration with composer Eric Haecker. Nicholas’ fusion style is rooted in the Motown, folk, r&b, pop and musical theater that he heard around the house in his youth. He then found home recording and began to experiment with beat making and hip hop production. Nicholas traveled to Egypt in 2014 and developed an interest in Eastern music, which inspired him to develop his own system of music theory, rooted in overtones and synthesizing Western tonality with Eastern microtonal systems

Joyce Mannato

Joyce Mannato has over 15 years experience in teaching vocal music and piano in both private and public schools. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Joyce earned her Bachelor of Music from University of Texas at El Paso and taught high school choir before enrolling in Boston University for her Master of Music Education.

Joyce has taught students of all ages and levels voice, piano, vocal ensemble, sight-singing, theory, and performance techniques. She is passionate about teaching students based on their musical interests to then expand their knowledge to other musical genres and styles. Joyce currently teaches music to preschoolers and serves in her church’s music ministry as a director of the children’s choir and a cantor for masses.

Jason Roamer

Jason Roamer studied Music Education at the University of Nevada in Reno where he developed his playing in the Bel Canto style. He was the principal tubist in the University symphony orchestra and symphonic band. He played bother trumpet and Trombone in the University Jazz lab band. Outside school, Jason was the principal tubist in the Reno Pops Orchestra and Carson City Symphony, and he currently plays with the Rose Tree Pops and Carriage House Brass.

Former students of Jason’s have attended Boston University’s Tanglewood Young Artists’ Institute, won scholarships to both Lake Tahoe and Donner Mine music camps, and won seats in the Reno Philharmonic Youth Orchestras.

Jimmy Cianci


Jimmy Cianci has been playing local venues for over 30 years, and teaching for over 26. He teaches all ages and styles on both six and twelve string orientations. Jimmy places an emphasis on the importance on the various fields of music theory and strives to combine that knowledge with what his students wish to play. He has played in several well known groups in the area and specializes in Hendrix and Santana style progressive rock music, but his passion is creating and recording original music. His original compositions have been compared to Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, and Deep Purple.


Steve Harbaugh

Steve Harbaugh has been drumming for 40 years, and teaching the art of drumming for 35 years. He attended West Chester University where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance. He received his teaching certificate from Immaculate College, and received honors for academic achievement. Steve loves to play any style, but has a special love for jazz drumming.
He is a master of the traditional grip in drumming, but realizes most students lean towards matched grip playing. Steve believes the most important element in drum technique is to let the stick bounce and do all the hard work. With a history of playing in many varied ensembles, Steve is ready to help all eager and aspiring drummers.

Ryan Berg

Ryan Berg is a dedicated drum-set performer and educator with international touring and teaching experience. Ryan’s educational background includes studies conducted at Berklee College of Music in Boston and extensive studies with world-renowned educator Gary Chaffee, whose former students include many of the top drummers working today.
An active performer, Ryan has performed internationally in diverse musical settings with artist such as Project/Object featuring Frank Zappa band alumni, composer Chris Opperman, and many more.
Former students have performed internationally, attended college, and participated in national tours. Current and former students alike include professional performers and educators in the area.